Children learning traditional crafts techniques at the Village Museum Summer Camp in Bucharest.

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I was invited by Andreea Nanciu, at the Village Museum in Bucharest, to see the activities of the Summer Camp, that they are organizing for children and youth. Read here how she describes the Museum and their summer activities.

“Located ar the shore of Herăstrău Lake, a historic, but lively setting, “Dimitrie Gusti ” National Village Museum is one of the largest and oldest open-air museums in Europe.

The museum has a collection of over 350 monuments that shows the beauty and the authenticity of the Romanian rural architecture. Since its official opening, in 1936, the goal was to present the real life of Romanian peasants along with their customs and traditions and to create a space where the visitors could take a journey in all of the regions of Romania : Moldavia, Transylvania, Banat, Muntenia, Dobrogea, in a couple of hours, but only in one place. Each monument has its own different story and was rebuild with attention for the details that defined its geographical and historical features.

23 years ago, the museum opened a summer camp called “SUMMER ON THE LANE“ CREATION CAMP, a camp that offered a program for the initiation of children and youth  in the techniques of traditional crafts, coordinated by craftsmen and artists. It is a good way for children to learn about rural traditions, about traditional crafts, to spend some of their holiday in open air, to make friends and develop new hobbies. Each year over 800 children take the workshops organized by the Village Museum. Many times the children come back for several years in a row and sometimes they, themselves, become  teachers for the workshops”. 

Visiting hours:

Winter: Monday – Sunday 9.00 – 17.00;

Summer: Monday – Tuesday 9.00 – 17.00

Wednesday – Sunday – 9.00 – 19.00

Homepage: www.muzeul-satului.ro

Enjoy these pictures that I took one wonderful summer morning in July, 2015.

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2 thoughts on “Children learning traditional crafts techniques at the Village Museum Summer Camp in Bucharest.

  1. Its wonderful to know about this kind of iniciative, based on a deep and sensitive understanding of life. Hope other people could inspire themselves in such direction.

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